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is live with the efforts by pg & e to restore power to businesses and homes. we begin with john fowler. >> reporter: the death toll has jumped to at least 48. 6million people without power and many more problems still ahead. water is the problem. these pictures just in from new jersey. crews this afternoon still searching for survivors. early this morning three towns submerged. >> we lost everything right now. never thought it would happen like this though. >> reporter: the wind driven atlantic crashed through coastal communities, damage may top $20 billion. mile upon mile of beach front destroyed. including the famed atlantic city boardwalk. and asbury boardwalk turned to jumbled timbers. in queens new york as many as 100 homes destroyed including a correct congressman's by an explosive overnight fire -- including a congressmans by an explosive overnight fire. 260 patients including newborns were evacuated by one hospital when generators failed. thousands of uprooted trees, smashed roofs and crushed cars. >> this is not over i'm sure we have more weather to deal with. hopefully peopl
and a half million people are without power in 15 states on the eastern seaboard because of sandy. john fowler is here now with the devastating toll and the promises of help. >> in the last few minutes the unofficial death toll rose to 66, thousands homeless, new jersey's governor today praised working with the president on disaster relief. the president toured the devastated new jersey coast late today. he declared new jersey and new york federal disaster areas. >> we are here for you and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help you need. >> reporter: these pictures in from the connecticut coast, two dead here and hundreds of smashed homes. >> these houses are just absolutely devastated . >> reporter: the thousand mile wide storm america's biggest ever left tens of thousands essentially homeless. national guard troops still rescuing the displaced. >> telling us two days before power here and i lot of the first floor. >> reporter: surreal scenes in new york stanton island a boat washed onto a street. in manhattan flooded underpasses looking like s
of california's death penalty. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler is here with a look. >> reporter: a moral, ethical and economic debate, does the death penalty help protect us? >> reporter: prop 34 would repeal the death penalty. instituting life without parole. retroactive for the 725 right now. a 17% undecided. but a trend just the last two weeks, yes, jumped 4 points to 45%. could prop 34 pass? >> that is unknown at this point but it stands a better chance today than three weeks ago. >> reporter: the cost argument, $100 million a year to keep it. there are strong arguments on both sides. >> what is the right punishment for the evil? it isn't just about the killer. >> it is about public policy. how do we spend, what keeps us safer? >> yes, it is cheaper to lock them up than to execute them. >> we waste a bunch of money either way. >> reporter: our poll found religious differences. catholics favorites it. prodstants oppose it -- pausestants oppose it. the bay area supports repealing the death penalty. southern areas of the state oppose it. don't forget to vote tuesday. health and
fund earlier in month. the fund works to reelect republicans and is closely linked to speaker john boehner. >> these republicans not surprisingly are usually dedicated to preserving the tax breaks. >> chevron's contribution is legal. the supreme court ruled in 2010 companies could spend unlimited money on campaigns. >>> an arizona group is being pseudoover an $11 million contribution to a california political action committee. it is under scrutiny because of the size and it was made anonymously. a sacramento superior court judge has ordered a full hearing. the arizona group that made the contribution argues it doesn't need to disclose its funding sources until after the election. >> thousands of community college stan students are hoping voters approve tax measures. new at 6:00, rob roth in hayward with the unusual step the community college has taken to inform students about what could be ahead. >> reporter: many students will have to wait for the november election to find out if the classes they need to graduate will still be offered in the spring. monica hopes to graduate from c
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